Summer School // The Drawing Marathon - Week 1

Challenge the way you see and draw on our intensive Drawing Marathon.

Taught by over 20 different members of the Royal Drawing School's faculty, with a variety of models in the studios every day, this course is for anybody who wants to immerse themselves in the collective energy of an intensive drawing course and significantly improve their drawing skills. Students will be able to curate their own programme of drawing sessions from those on offer each day: drawing from life models, dancers and acrobats in the studio, in sketchbooks on the streets of London, and from art in galleries and museums. Students will also have the opportunity to explore printmaking and its relationship to drawing both in the studio and our intaglio print room.

Individual guidance will be given throughout the course, there will also be opportunities to participate in group discussions, with each day culminating in a critique of students' work. Some sessions will include lectures by leading art historians, curators and practising artists. Students can sign up to the first or second week of The Drawing Marathon or choose to do the full two-week marathon.

Students will all begin and end each week in a Life Drawing session, and have the following options to choose from Tuesdays through Thursdays. 

Week 1

Monday - Life Drawing

Tuesday - Drawing the Contemporary Portrait or Life Drawing: Observation and Imagination or Etching

Wednesday - Drawing Human Anatomy or Mindfulness and Drawing or Drawing at the British Museum

Thursday - Drawing from Movement or Line of Beauty or Drawing in the City

Friday - Life Drawing and end of week crit

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Summer School courses.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme on our term-time courses.  View all course fees and concessions.